Black Adam was probably the biggest highlight of this year’s first-ever DC FanDome. Dwayne Johnson showed off the artwork of his character Teth in action. It then introduced viewers to the supporting cast which will consist of a few key members of the Justice Society of America. Among them was non-other than Hawkman. So far, only Atom Smasher was officially cast. We were just waiting to find out who would take on the iconic role of the other members, especially Hawkman. Looks like The Wrap got their hands on the casting, as Leverage star Aldis Hodge is being eyed for the role. Hodge has quite an extensive filmography with Hidden Figures and Straight Outta Compton. He even started his career with a role in Die Hard with a Vengeance.
We got a first look at the character’s design in the FanDome Justice Society of America teaser.
Carter Hall, who dons the Hawkman persona, is a reincarnation of the Egyptian prince Khufu. His Egyptian ties would also connect him to that of Black Adam. There also is another version of the character from the planet Thanagar. Katar Hol acts as a space police officer. They have switched between the different versions often over time, so it has become a bit of a mess which version is which. Black Adam’s ties to Egypt would make Carter Hall the most likely incarnation to be adapted.
Source: The Wrap